land use

February 2, 2023
The economics of developing solar have “decisively switched” according to a panel of experts this week, but development still faces a number of barriers with the most significant being the grid.
January 12, 2023
The Government should “level the playing field” by expanding the investment allowance to the Electricity Generator Levy.
December 26, 2022
A look a the top five most read ground-mount solar stories on Solar Power Portal over the last year.
December 7, 2022
Ministers have ruled out expanding land categorisation to include 3B within the Best and Most Versatile (BMV) classification, in a “turning point” for the renewables sector.
December 2, 2022
The transition to utility scale solar is a significant environmental issue facing society today. Solar energy is one of the most environmentally friendly technologies available with an almost unlimited potential to reduce greenhouse gasses and lower the consumption of fossil fuels. The path to utility scale solar is discussed here by David Sanchez, EMEA sales director from GoodWe.
November 25, 2022
Farmers without solar panels could miss out on up to £1 billion over the next two years, according to new research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
November 21, 2022
Despite leadership changes, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is still intending to review land use categories with regards to solar development, it has confirmed.
September 20, 2022
Former environmental secretary George Eustice has clarified that Best and Most Versatile (BMV) land does not include land graded 3B.
September 2, 2022
Following comments made by both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak that suggested they would look to hinder the rollout of solar in the UK, Balance Power’s Phil Thompson takes a look at the the motivation behind the candidates’ comments.
September 2, 2022
In the second edition of our new series, Solar Power Portal talked to Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville about land-use and solar power planning permission.

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